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  • Electoral schedule unveiled for Pakistan-based Kashmiris

    MUZAFFARABAD: The schedule for the preparation of fresh electoral rolls for 12 constituencies of Pakistan-based Kashmiris has been announced by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Election Commission...

    Of the 41 constituencies of the AJK Legislative Assembly, 29 are located within AJK territory and the rest across Pakistan in order to represent refugees from India-held Kashmir...

  • Electoral reforms in Pakistan

    Now, it is exigent that all political parties and other stake holders instead of indulging in mudslinging should come forward for electoral reforms...

    Rigging allegations have been a common phenomenon in Pakistan...

  • India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate: FO responds to Modi's allegations

    India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on [its] own strength rather than [on] fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible, said Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Monday...

    It was an issue of hot debate in newspapers and media yesterday that a meeting between former Pakistan high commissioner, former minister of external affairs of Pakistan, former vice...

  • PM wants electoral reforms process expedited

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif discussed with his close aides, including federal ministers and senior PML-N leaders, on Monday the political strategy for dealing with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in the light of the poll inquiry commission’s report...

    He asked the ministers to highlight the findings of the commission and stressed the need for expediting the process of electoral reforms to make future elections fair and...

  • PTI, MQM-P join hands to challenge electoral reforms law in SHC

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan on Monday jointly filed an application in the Sindh High Court against the Electoral Reforms Bill, 2017...

    A total of six plaintiffs — Senators Mohammad Ali Saif, Nighat Mirza of the MQM, Ali Haider Zaidi of PTI, Alamgir Khan of Fixit and others — filed a suit, requesting the court to declare two sections of the electoral reforms bill as illegal and...

  • Analysis: Fata merger tangled in electoral cobweb

    This is what the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government proposed in the Constitution (30th Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in the National Assembly in May this year as one of the major steps planned with regard to the merger...

    But the changes it will trigger in other houses are likely to disturb the electoral calculus of some political parties and that may well be one of the reasons behind the government decision to defer the...

  • Incomplete electoral reform

    Also welcome is the proposal to empower the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to nullify the polling at any polling station or in the whole constituency if the percentage of women in the turnout falls below 10...

    Another pro-women provision (Section 47) requires the ECP to publish annually disaggregated data about men and women voters in each constituency — a good step — and make special efforts to increase women’s enrolment if...

  • Electoral hurdles

    The allegations by both parties’ leaders are indicative of GB’s flawed electoral process...

    Apart from local nationalist parties that accuse Islamabad of interfering in GB’s political and economic affairs including its electoral process, mainstream national parties have also levelled serious allegations against each other...

  • Zardari backs electoral reforms, seeks next election per schedule

    ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said his party wanted to bring reforms in the existing electoral system, adding that the next general election should be held per schedule...

    In an interview to a private news channel on Wednesday, he said a Parliamentary Electoral Reforms Committee (PERC) was in place and was working to remove flaws from the present system...

  • Electoral reforms bill likely to be presented in current NA session

    ISLAMABAD: The much awaited “The Election Bill 2017” aimed at further strengthening the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and ensuring credible polls is likely to be presented in the current session of the National Assembly...

    The government had formed a parliamentary committee on electoral reforms headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in 2014, which drafted the bill after deliberations for more than two years...

  • PTI accuses govt of not taking electoral reforms seriously, calls for autonomy of ECP

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) on Thursday accused the PML-N government of not taking the electoral reforms seriously and demanded of the government to give complete financial and administrative autonomy to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)...

    "We will not allow our carefully crafted electoral reform package to become an instrument of politicking for the ruling party," he said, adding that if the incumbent government was...

  • Time running out for electoral reforms: ECP

    ISLAMABAD: The Elec­tion Commission of Pakis­tan (ECP) has warned that time is running out for the enactment of electoral reforms if political parties want the next general elections to be held under the proposed laws...

    Expressing concern over the delay in the promulgation of the Election Laws 2017, the ECP has written to the National Assembly speaker — through the NA secretary — asking him to direct the Parliamentary Committee on...

  • PPP withdraws decision to form electoral alliance with PTI in Chakwal by-election

    The PPP on Thursday withdrew its decision to form an electoral alliance with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) at the local level during the upcoming by-election in Chakwal, thus widening the rift between the two opposition parties...

    The PTI chief had alleged that the PPP and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) have entered into a deal to save each other from accountability...

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